Director of Strategy
Hyde Park Campus
66604 UChicago Global
About the Unit
The Director, Provost's Research Initiatives will be charged with conducting research and analysis in areas of strategic importance to the University. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical, quantitative and writing skills.
- Manage a portfolio of strategic data analysis projects for the Provost's Office with end-to-end responsibility for assessing needs, scoping requests, and managing timelines and deliverables.
- Conduct peer benchmarking and market analysis.
- Perform financial analysis and budget projections.
- Formulate preliminary strategic recommendations based on key findings and themes uncovered as a result of research and analysis.
- Develop high-level reports summarizing research, analysis, and strategic recommendations when applicable.
- May supervise other research staff and provide guidance on professional development, goal setting, and organization-wide opportunities.
- Other duties and special projects as assigned.
- Ability to examine data to grasp concepts, draw conclusions, and solve problems required.
- Attention to detail required.
- Strong organizational skills required.
- Strong ability to manage multiple competing priorities required.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
- Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information, exercise discretion, and maintain confidentiality required.
- Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and deal with ambiguity required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree required
- Graduate degree preferred
- Familiarity with central administration within a complex research university environment preferred
- Knowledge of higher education and the University of Chicago preferred
- Consulting or client-facing work experience preferred.
- Background in data analysis or statistics preferred.
- Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
- Minimal physical effort is required. Typical tasks will require keyboarding; bending; stooping to reach files; light lifting; sitting; standing.
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
- Some evening or weekend work may be required on occasion.
- Cover letter
- List of References
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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